Entry #1437: Right to change legal gender in Scotland

Current Version

IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Start DateApr 4, 2005
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Act gives transsexual people legal recognition as members of the sex appropriate to their gender (male or female) allowing them to acquire a new birth certificate, affording them full recognition of their acquired sex in law for all purposes, including marriage.

Revision History (2)

Revision by Macie. Used better source updated to be more accurate

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_Recognition_Act_2004 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/7/contents

Revision by Ro_Guy

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, surgery not required
Reports (7)
  • Newer law has been passed "This is now legal"
  • Newer law has been passed "Passed the Gender Recognition Reform Bill which changes the legal age you can change your gender from 18 to 16 and makes trans people more legally recognised."
  • Status is not correct "Requirement for surgery doesn't seem correct. Is it confusing the requirement for a gender dysphoria diagnosis?"
  • Newer law has been passed "You don't need surgery. It's a pain in the arse to get a gender recognition certificate but GRS isn't a part of the process."
  • Status is not correct "No surgery is needed to acquire a gender recognition certificate."
  • Status is not correct "Does not require surgery; same as England"
  • Status is not correct "Status is Legal but surgery is not required."

Grogipher created this entry.